Skanda Purana [sanskrit]

876,996 words | ISBN-10: 8170800978 | ISBN-13: 9788170800972

This Sanskrit edition of the Skandapurana. It is one of the largest of the eighteen Mahapuranas, covering over 80,000 shlokas (verses). It is divided into seven large section each covering holy regions detailing their background and legends.

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vyāsa uvāca |
bhagava nbhavatā sarvaṃ kathitaṃ devamūrtinā |
avaṃtītīrthamāhātmyaṃ pavitraṃ vedasaṃmitam || 1 ||
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bhūyastu śrotumicchāmi tvatto brahmavidāṃ vara |
mahākālavane ramye avaṃtyāṃ bhuvi sattama |
tīrthāni katisaṃkhyāni vidyaṃte hyatra suvrata || 2 ||
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sanatkumāra uvāca |
śrūyatāṃ bho dvijaśreṣṭha kathāṃ pāpaharāṃ parām || 3 ||
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umāmaheśvarasaṃvādaṃ nāradasya ca dhīmataḥ |
nāradena purā pṛṣṭaṃ praśnametaddvijottama || 4 ||
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nārada uvāca |
bhagavañcchrotumicchāmi mahākāla vane śubhe |
tīrthāni yāni vartaṃte tāni no vada vistarāt || 5 ||
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iti pṛṣṭastadā vipra nāradena purā'nagha |
uvāca ślakṣṇayā vācā umayā sahito haraḥ || 6 ||
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śrīmahādeva uvāca |
śṛṇuṣva bho ṛṣiśreṣṭha mahākālavane śubhe |
tīrthāni yāni tiṣṭhaṃti tāni vakṣyāmi suvrata || 7 ||
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puṣkarādyāni tīrthāni yāni kāni mahītale |
tāni sarvāṇi vartaṃte mahākālavanottame || 8 ||
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asaṃkhyātasahasrāṇi koṭikoṭīni sattama |
rudrasare nimajjaṃti koṭitīrthaṃ tathocyate || 9 ||
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nīhārakaṇikāvṛṣṭiṃ girau varṣaṃti kinnarāḥ |
hemaṃte caiva dṛśyaṃte tīrthe paiśācamocane || 10 ||
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na hi saṃkhyāṃ vijānāmi tīrthānāṃ bhuvi sattama |
kiyanti saṃti tīrthāni liṃgāni ca tathaiva ca || 11 ||
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tathā'pi ca prādhānyena kathayiṣyāmi sattama |
saṃvatsarasya yāvaṃti ahāni ca dvijottama || 12 ||
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tāvaṃti prāpaṇīyāni prasiddhāni paraṃtapa |
vatsare paripūrṇe ca jāyate'vaṃtiyātrikā || 13 ||
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vidhivatkurute yastu sākṣācchaṃbhurbhavecca saḥ |
manvaṃtarasahasreṣu kāśīvāse ca yatphalam || 14 ||
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tatphalaṃ jāyate'vaṃtyāṃ vaiśākhe paṃcabhirdinaiḥ |
avaṃtī yātrā kartavyā prayatnena mumukṣuṇā || 15 ||
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mādhave'pi viśeṣeṇa hyavaṃtīsnānamācaret |
yo hi vaiśākhamāsādya avaṃtyāṃ vyāsa mānavaḥ || 16 ||
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saṃvatsaravratī snātastīrthetīṃrthe yathāvidhi |
dattvā dānāni sarvāṇi samūlaṃ phalamaśnute || 17 ||
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bhuktvā bhogānsuvipulāñchivaloke mahīyate || 18 ||
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māhātmyametacchivabhaktivarddhanaṃ yaśaskaraṃ puṇyavivarddhanaṃ ca |
yaḥ śrāvayedvā śṛṇuyācca bhaktyā kulaṃ samuddhṛtya haraḥ padaṃ vrajet || 19 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Skandapurana Chapter 71

Cover of edition (2007)

The Skanda-Purana
by G. V. Tagare (2007)

(23 Volumes) - Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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Cover of edition (2016)

Skanda Purana (Hindi Translation)
by S. N. Khandelwal (2016)

(Set of 10 Books) - Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office

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Cover of Bengali edition

Skanda Purana in Bengali
by Navabharat Publishers, Kolkata (0)

স্কন্ধ পুরাণম: - (Set of 7 Volumes)

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Cover of edition (0)

Skanda Purana in Kannada
by Vandana Book House, Bangalore (0)

ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ಕಾಂದ ಮಹಾಪುರಣಂ: (Set of 25 Volumes)

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Skanda Mahapurana (Gujarati)
by Sahitya Sangam, Ahemdabad (2017)

સ્કંદ મહાપુરાણ: (Condensed/Summary)

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Cover of edition (2015)

Shri Skanda purana (Malayalam)
by M.P. Pillai kaniyanthara (2015)

(Condensed/Summary) - Devi Book Stall, Kodungallur

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